Housing land supply

The latest update of the housing land supply position in the borough has been undertaken. The update relates to the 5 year period between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2026.

The housing land requirement for this 5 year period has been calculated using the standard method in national planning guidance. This establishes a minimum annual local housing need figure as at 1 April 2021 and applies this figure over the 5 year period to 31 March 2026.

The identified 5 year requirement from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2026, applying the standard method, is 1,975 additional dwellings. This reflects an annual requirement of 376.19 dwellings, plus a necessary 5% buffer to ensure choice and competition.

Taking into account the number of dwellings expected to be completed on those sites with planning permission as at 1 April 2021 (excluding those on small brownfield sites (under 10 dwellings) in respect of which a windfall allowance is made, based on past completion rates) and applying a discount for the estimated rate of lapsed planning permissions, based on past lapse rates, the identified five year supply from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2026 is 2,888 dwellings (578 per annum). This equates to a supply of 7.31 years.

Further information relating to the updated calculation of the housing requirement and the update housing land supply is set out in the following documents:

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